The main purpose of this series of webinars is to improve the capacity of regions’ municipalities in using relevant energy planning tools for sustainable energy planning, and towards a smooth transition to a low carbon economy.
Objectives of the webinars:
- Provide an overview of the state of the art approaches to city and region level energy sector planning;
- Present selected tools which can be used by practitioners working on the development of city and regional energy plans;
- Discuss data availability and collection challenges and methods; and
- Present examples of using simple and advanced tools for energy planning in several European countries (Georgia, Greece, Italy, Portugal and the UK) and the United States.
How to join the webinar?
The webinars will be presented via the BlueJeans Video Cloud software and to participate to them just click on the corresponding links of the webinar. Please, register by sending an e-mail to email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> and <email@example.com>
|Webinar 1| Introduction to energy planning in cities and key tools
6 September 2017 /10.45 to 11.45 CET / 15.45 to 16.45 Bangkok
Energy planning allows for municipalities to conceive long investment cycles, dealing with the integration of power, heating, cooling, transportation and water sectors. By following this approach, cities become able to solve technical issues which are particular for every community, as well as accounting for Sustainable Energy Action Plans, strategies, budgets and more.
Registration link: http://bit.ly/2vCpvLC
President of the Management Board, The Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES Centre), Croatia
|Webinar 2| Overview of the EU experience on regional energy planning
19 September 2017 / 10:00-11:00 CET, 15:00 to 16:00 Bangkok
Regional Energy Planning (REP) is critical to achieve a reduction of the share of energy expenditure in the budgets of municipalities and regions, allowing to cover the energy needs while minimising energy costs in a cost-effective and environmental manner.
Registration link: http://bit.ly/2giFYmc
Director, EnEffect Group, Bulgaria
|Webinar 3| Presentation of the LEDS GP Energy Toolkit 2.0: Leading instruments and methodologies for sustainable energy planning
21 September / 12:00-13:00 CET , 17:00-18:00 Bangkok
The LEDS GP Energy Toolkit 2.0 is a collection of leading instruments and methodologies for low emission, climate resilient development planning in the energy sector. It serves energy practitioners, policymakers, and experts as a quick reference guide for well-established low emissions development strategies planning tools that are available at no or low cost. It includes 26 tools from agencies around the world.
Registration link: http://bit.ly/2xFFaey
Managing Director of SD Strategies and Chair of the LEDS-GP Energy Working Group
|Webinar 4| Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP) for municipal energy sector planning
27 September / 15:00-16:00 CET , 20:00-21:00 Bangkok
LEAP is an integrated, scenario-based modelling tool for energy policy analysis and climate change mitigation assessment. It can be used to track energy consumption, production and resource extraction in all sectors of an economy, as well as to account for both energy sector and non-energy sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emission sources and sinks.
Registration link: http://bit.ly/2wi5rQO
Senior Scientist at SEI-US and developer of LEA
|Webinar 5| The use of LEAP and simple muni-EIPMP tool for SEAP development and monitoring in Georgian municipalities
4 October / 12:00-13:00 CET , 17:00-18:00 Bangkok
Advanced tools provide better quality data for municipal energy planning. However, they require significant efforts for data collection, processing and model operation. Simpler tools are cheaper to use and require less financial and human resources, but they generate less robust data, especially for more complex energy systems.
Registration link: http://bit.ly/2wBmsYQ
Technical manager, EC-LEDS project, Sustainable Development Centre Remissia, Georgia
|Webinar 6| An integrated planning framework for the development of sustainable and resilient cities (InSMART)
11 October / 14:00-15:00 CET , 19:00-20:00 Bangkok
The InSMART project — financed by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration — used an integrated approach and sophisticated tools for developing municipal energy plans in four cities of the EU: Nottingham in the UK, Cesena in Italy, Évora in Portugal and Trikala in Greece.
The webinar will brief step by step approach for developing city plans, starting from (1) involving relevant stakeholders and analysing future building and transportation needs, to (2) using GIS tools and Times model for scenario analysis, and finally (3) discussing the project results with local politicians.
Registration link: http://bit.ly/2iA4ujv
Rocco De Miglio
Energy System Modeller and Analyst, E4SMA, Italy
Energy System Modeller and Analyst, E4SMA, Italy
|Webinar 7| Data collection methods of cities’ energy systems and networks – insights from the InSmart Project
17 October / 14:00-15:00 CET , 19:00-20:00 Bangkok
The InSmart project used several methods and tools for collecting data on buildings, transport sector, development of urban spaces, water and sewage system, municipal solid waste management and other sectors. The project implementers performed a thorough analysis of renewable energy potentials in the target cities using the GIS tools.
Registration link: http://bit.ly/2xFGn5r
Luís Pereira Dias
Researcher at the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal
|Webinar 8| Cities-LEAP approach: Helping cities with energy analysis and planning
19 October 2017 / 15:00-16:00 CET , 20:00-21:00 Bangkok
With support from the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed original, replicable methodologies to estimate sector-specific energy data for every U.S. city. The resulting City Energy Profiles are made public on the State and Local Energy Data site.
The webinar will present the approaches taken for data collection and the types of analysis to inform on municipal energy planning using the Cities-LEAP Toolbox with the experience of the United States. The webinar will also showcase the case of a city and the use of the toolbox to better inform the policy-making process.
Registration link: http://bit.ly/2xOLQal
Megan Day, Project Leader in the Strategy, Policy, and Implementation Group, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), USA
|Webinar 9| Exploring integrated energy action plans for a sustainable transition in the InSmart project
25 October / 14:00-15:30 CET , 19:00-20.30 Bangkok
Exploring integrated energy action plans for a sustainable transition in the InSmart project:
– The case of Cesena (Italy)
– The case of Nottingham (UK)
– The case of Évora (Portugal)
The InSmart project methodology is based on: multi-criteria and multidisciplinary approach to planning, active participation of local stakeholders, and integration of urban planning into energy sector plans. As a result, the developed energy plans will not only lead to significant avoidance of greenhouse gas emissions and the sustainability of energy systems, but also to the improvement of the daily life of citizens in these cities.
Registration link: http://bit.ly/2waVO83
Alessandro Chiodi, E4SMA, Italy
Rocco De Miglio, E4SMA, Italy
Luís Pereira Dias, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal